One of the few interesting things I heard while watching election coverage last night was the observation that this was the first presidential election in our country’s history where none of the main contenders for president and vice-president were white protestants.
Obama is the only protestant, but is not white.
Romney is white, but a member of the LDS church.
Biden and Ryan are both Roman Catholics (in fact, Biden was our first Catholic VP).
Not so long ago, all four were pretty much guaranteed to be white protestants, with few exceptions.